Sarah Michelle Gellar leads tributes to Robin Williams one year on


Today marks one year since the death of legendary comedian, actor and voiceover artist Robin Williams, and tributes have been pouring in via social media all day.

Among the messages from fans and Hollywood stars alike was an especially beautiful one from Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. Posting a picture of the iconic wooden bench in Boston Public Garden which featured in Good Will Hunting, Sarah added a fitting quote from poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. 


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"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better wether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded" she wrote, adding "You succeeded RW #RobinWilliams."

Visible underneath the bench are various painted tributes from fans featuring quotes from Good Will Hunting.

Sarah Michelle and Robin starred together in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones back in 2013 – the late actor's final TV role.

The Mrs Doubtfire star was found dead at his California home on August 11th, 2014 aged 63. Suicide by hanging was later confirmed as the cause of death. Just months before his death Robin was diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.

Robin's daughter Zelda confirmed last month, on the eve of what would have been Robin's 64th birthday, that she was taking a break from social media to avoid seeing any negative comments about her father.

The 26-year-old was forced to close her Twitter and Instagram accounts just one day after his death last year after cruel trolls sent abusive messages along with Photoshopped pictures of his corpse to her via social media. Three weeks later she returned with new resolve, writing, "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim."

Along with Zelda, Robin is survived by his children Zak, aged 32, and Cody, aged 24.